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In a vps I am limited by a certain number of sent emails per minute (they say it's a way to control spam!), I could use a relay server but I don't want!

Probably I will never reach the limit, but just in case, can I define a limit to exim and delay the emails a certain time if the limit is reached?

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Your VPS provider has no business knowing numbers or interfering with SMTP. Find a new provider. – EEAA May 27 '12 at 0:39
Please tell us what VPS provider this is so we know who to avoid. – David Schwartz May 27 '12 at 2:45
@DavidSchwartz – cirne100 May 27 '12 at 19:12
Oh, they provide a relay server for you? Why don't you just use it? Trust me, you don't want the administrative nightmare of running a mail server if someone else is offering to do it for you. – David Schwartz May 28 '12 at 0:25
@DavidSchwartz At least now I am not afraid of that! To use the relay I need to configure all the stuff in the same way and some more dns entries. – cirne100 May 29 '12 at 1:48
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You can ratelimit submission to Exim, using ACL ratelimit rules. It doesn't directly control outbound rate and won't let you smooth out any bursts. You might use it to not actually limit but to log the events and send you a non-email-based alert if you start getting near to the limit.

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